Bolivia Bolinda Illimani 2012

Summary

Bean name Bolivia Bolinda Illimani 2012
Country Bolivia
Region North Yungas
Other info Typical, Caturra, Catuai and Criolla

Description

So this is a very unusual one for us and if from our group of direct trade coffees. I hope you remember the very special Bolinda from last year, a very rare and small lot of coffee that was a late gift from the gods for us. Well this isn't that lot on its own but a lot that has been made up from two farms, 75% Finca Bolina and 25% Finca Illimani.

I'll start with the Bolinda as it makes up the majority of this lot.

Bolivia Finca Bolinda:
Located near the town of Caranvi, this farm has an altitude of 1400-1600 masl and is owned by Felix Copa Calle. It is shared with his wife and three children who all help on the farm. Coffee is their sole income and is of vital importance to the family. Felix bought the farm 10 years ago and has been cultivating and planting coffee ever since.

Farm: Finca Bolinda
Farmer: Felix Copa Calle
City: Caranavi
Region:North Yungas
Country: Bolivia
Coffee growing area: 8.00 Hectares
Altitude: 1400-1600 masl
Variety: Typical, Caturra and Catuai
Type of Soil: Clay
Type of Shade: citrus
Weeding: Twice per year Pruning: Sanitary pruning
Processing System: On-site wet processing, solar drying.

Bolivia Finca Illimani:
Anastacio Cadena who is just 47, bought his farm in 1993, but has worked on his neighbours, farms since he was 16 years old. The farm is located in the Colony Illimani near the town of Caranvi. Anastacio has 2 hectares of coffee with approximately 6,000 coffee plants of Criolla and Caturra varietals, that are 1350 to 1800 masl.

Farm: Finca Illimani
Farmer: Anastacio Cadena
City: Caranavi
Region:North Yungas
Country: Bolivia
Coffee growing area: 2.00 Hectares
Altitude: 1350-1800 masl
Variety: Criolla, Caturra
Type of Soil: Clay
Type of Shade: citrus
Weeding: Twice per year Pruning: Sanitary pruning
Processing System: On-site wet processing, solar drying.

Most important is the flavour. In the cup, think fresh pineapple acidity mixed in with chocolate digestive. I agree, not my first choice of combinations, but it really works. Bolinda’s chocolatey goodness is obvious, but the complexity of Illimani is what makes it great.

Roasting In formation:
Medium dark roast on this one.

"Quick Look" Guide:
Chocolate digestives, HUGE mouthfeel, pineapple, complex but easy to drink.

Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: Yes

Cupping notes

Clean cup 8/8
Sweetness 8/8
Acidity 7/8
Mouthfeel 8/8
Flavour 8/8
Aftertaste 7/8
Balance 7/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 96

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